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Christopher Tye (c 1505–c 1572) was an English composer and organist.

He studied at Cambridge University, and became a Doctor of Music both there and at Oxford. He was choirmaster of Ely Cathedral from about 1543, resigning his post in 1561. He may have been music teacher to Edward VI.

His Latin church music includes masses (notably one based on the song "The Western Wynde", also the basis of masses by John Taverner and John Sheppard) and psalm settings… read more

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  • Avatar for ozmafairy3
    I love Tye. He's so amazing.
  • Avatar for Eclectic-G
    I was going to ask what Shrink125 asked and then I saw that FSylvestris answered my question.
  • Avatar for FSylvestris
    Probably because it's thought that Tye was the music teacher to Prince Edward. AFAIK there is no surviving portrait of Tye himself.
  • Avatar for Shrink125
    Why is the image here actually a picture of the young Edward VI?

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